Hello Harmony Families,
Happy Fall! We are coming up on the end of 1st quarter now, and we hope that your children are working well in their courses.
This is our touchpoint email, and you will receive one every month. Look for it because it will contain pertinent links, important dates and other information to keep you fully informed. Be sure to add this email address to your contact list so that you never miss one.
In this Touchpoint:
- Important: Wasatch Homeroom / Attendance
- Important: 1st Term Grades
- School Pathways Logins
- Flex Submission Dates for 1st Term Grades
- 1st Quarterly Portfolio Submissions
- Resource Orders
- Supplemental Programs
- Get Social
A great place to stay up-to-date on important dates is the calendar found on the parent dashboard. Here you’ll find information such as Flex submission dates, testing dates, school dates, etc.
Click here for the official Wasatch County School District calendar for the 2021-22 school year.
Upcoming School Dates:
- Oct. 7: First term ends – all work due for 1st term
- Oct. 11-15: Fall Break
Important: Wasatch Homeroom / Attendance
Be sure to have your child respond to the weekly discussion post in the Wasatch Homeroom in Canvas. The question is posted each Friday, and you have until the following Thursday to answer the question. Doing so provides WLA a weekly “attendance log” and helps them to have a connection with students. This is an important part of your child’s attendance with WLA.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Piper Riddle, director of Wasatch Learning Academy, at 435-654-6018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Please note that this is separate from the Harmony Flex and Portfolio courses that are in Canvas, so your child will have two Canvas accounts. We’ve been told that on the mobile Canvas app, you are able to toggle between accounts.
Important: 1st Term Grades
The 1st term (quarter) will end on October 7, and Wasatch Learning Academy will be issuing report cards for the term. All student work for 1st term must be completed and submitted no later than October 7.
Be sure to have all Flex and Portfolio submissions up-to-date (see more information below). For online courses, be sure that your child is current on their pacing. If you have questions about that, please contact your mentor.
School Pathways Logins
School Pathways is the student management system that Harmony uses to keep all course grades in one place. Grades are updated throughout the month, and you can check here to see your child’s grades.
You will be receiving an email with School Pathways logins for your children. If you haven’t received that yet or have questions about the grades, please contact your mentor.
Flex Submission Dates for 1st Term Grades
For first term grades, be sure to have the following worksheets submitted for Flex courses no later than Oct. 7, the last day of the term, so that the worksheets can be graded for the 1st quarter grade report.
- Flex LA, Math, Science, Social Studies for grades 1-8: 4 worksheets/quizzes
- Flex Kindergarten LA, Math: 4 worksheets/quizzes
- Flex Kindergarten Science: 2 worksheets/quizzes
- Flex Electives: 3 worksheets
Here are the remaining Flex Direct and Flex Independent submission dates for the first semester. The Kindergarten worksheet submissions are in parentheses.
September 17 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math
October 1 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
October 15 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)
October 29 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
November 12 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)
November 26 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
December 10 – (No Kindergarten Submission)
Please note that you are encouraged to use the Flex answer keys to grade your child’s worksheet. You can score the worksheet and mark it at the top of the first page with a circle. For example, “18/20 correct”. Our graders will then review and enter the score.
To find helpful information about Flex Direct or Flex Independent courses, log into the Family Resource Center and go to the Curriculum Orientation. From the sidebar menu, select the Flex module. You’ll find FAQs, which include submission instructions and a submission video.
1st Quarterly Portfolio Submissions
The 1st quarterly portfolio is due on October 1. Be sure to submit the portfolio items on time so that our teachers have time to review and grade the submissions for the 1st term grades.
The portfolio guidelines are as follows:
- 5-8 portfolio items of student work per subject.
- Items need to show student work, and examples could include worksheets, reports, tests/quizzes, science projects, etc. Remember that portfolio Items should be the student’s actual work, not a learning log or description of what the student has been doing.
- Portfolio items need to be grade-level work.
- Portfolio items need to demonstrate student work since school started.
The weekly learning logs are not required this year, since WLA has implemented a weekly discussion post for attendance purposes. Please see the above section “Wasatch Homeroom / Attendance” for more information.
October 31 is the last date to submit a resource order for the first ordering period for Harmony to order items for you. Resource ordering will open again from Dec. 1 to Jan. 31. You are still able to submit reimbursement requests each month.
You can also check the status of your resource request by logging in to the Family Resource Center and going to the parent dashboard. Select your student’s name to see the status of their course registration and/or resource orders.
Emails with logins for the supplements are being sent out to students who have completed course registration. These programs can be used as supplements to your child’s regular curriculum. Also, no pacing guides or grading will be used for these programs.
For Study Island, you can select the state programs option or US programs option and then choose any of the grade levels and courses you would like from the drop down menu. Note that for grades K-1 you will need to select the US programs in order to access the content.
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We hope your family is having a wonderful educational experience. Please contact your mentor if you have questions about any part of the Harmony program.
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